NYX Xtreme Lip Cream in 01 Dolly Girl
Things that go well together…
- Olive oil and balsamic vinegar
- Macaroni and cheese
- Chocolate and peanut butter
- Music and workouts
- Manis and pedis
- Ryan Gosling and shirtless-ness (that’s not a word…)
- Dirty Dancing and Clueless, watched back-to-back with a tub of ice cream (gawd, I’m turning into a Cathy comic)
- Kittens and baskets
And things that don’t go well together…
- The words “discount” and “plastic surgery”
- Wet socks and jogging
- Cosmopolitans and empty stomachs
- Blind dates and Craigslist
- The Twilight movies and Academy Awards
- Shrunken pants and Harvard interviews
- Lip products and the scents of plastic and butter…
Yes, plastic and butter.
The thought of those together makes my tummy churn, and unfortunately, it’s the way I think the new NYX Xtreme Lip Creams taste and smell. Even so, the list of things I like about these liquid lipgloss/lipstick hybrids almost outweighs their flavor and scent.
They’re highly pigmented, smooth, non-sticky, come with an easy-to-use doe-foot applicator, are available in a wide variety of bright and nudes shades, and sell for a reasonable $6 each. They also last about five hours on my lips, which isn’t half bad for something as lightweight and glossy as these. Plus, on top of all that, I don’t find them drying at all.
With these, as long as I hold my nose, we’re good to go.
Lip swatches and pics
I tried something a little different for the eye look I’m wearing here, and I’m not 100 percent sure I like the way it turned out…
That’s the Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs quad in Les Roses ($59) on my eyes. It’s from the spring 2012 collection coming in January to select Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman stores.
I think the combination of hot pink in the crease and purple in the outer corners of my eyes looks okay in person, but here in these pics it kinda looks like I got into a fight.
Hmm… Well, if nothing else, it was fun to try something new.
Swatches from the left: 01 Dolly Girl, 02 Candy Land, 03 Spicy, 04 Buttery Nude, 05 Bonfire, 06 Pinky Nude, 07Absolute Red, 08 Skin Tone, 09 Strawberry Jam, 10 Natural and 11 Nude Peach Fuzz
02 Candy Land
04 Buttery Nude
06 Pinky Nude
08 Skin Tone
09 Strawberry Jam
11 Nude Peach Fuzz
As much as I love how these lippies look and feel, I’m having a tough time digesting the way they taste and smell (eau de plastic and butter). Thankfully, the scent fades after about a minute, but the flavor lingers much longer than that — long enough to trigger my gag reflex once or twice.
I know a lot of ladies who love NYX lip products and don’t mind their flavors and scents. Because of that, I encourage you to give these a try, because if you find that you don’t mind the way they smell or taste, you are in luck! I think these have many great things going for ’em, and if NYX decides to release an unflavored, unscented version, I’d be all over that.
PRICE: $6 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, beauty stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (a solid A if not for their flavor and scent)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,